Oct 02 2020
First Friday Gallery Opening

First Friday Gallery Opening

Presented by Harrison Center at Harrison Center for the Arts

The Harrison Center is pleased to bring new shows opening Friday, October 2nd at 6 pm for social distance viewing—don’t forget to bring your mask (masks required). In the Harrison Gallery, enjoy the group show, “Some Books Make Us Free.” The show, sponsored by Sagamore Institute brings to life the themes of rare, original works of history and political philosophy through art. Visitors will be able to interact with an 18th century edition of the Magna Charta, an early edition of Samuel Johnson’s famous English Dictionary, first edition of Jean Jacque Rousseau’s Social Contract, a first edition of Henry David Thoreau’s work, and an original, first edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, and much more! Participating artists are Shamira Wilson, Alicia Zanoni, Kipp Normand, and Johnny McKee.

The Speck Gallery, Mark Alan Miller will present, “CRUCIBLE.” The theoretical physicist, Jim Gates, once said ‘Suffering is a crucible.’ to describe the value of difficult periods in one’s life or career. All of the work in “CRUCIBLE” was created after a sudden and rather severe shift in the artist’s mental health. Through the medium of pen and ink, this collection conveys the fear, tension, and beauty of this ongoing episode.

In the City Gallery, Justin Vining presents, “When our City Sleeps,” a collection of paintings inspired by Indy at night.

In the Annex Gallery, view the CompleteLife Art Show of patient, caregiver, and staff artwork presented by IU Health Simon Cancer Center & University Hospital. The CompleteLife Art Show is sponsored by Roche Diagnostics through the IU Health Foundation

In Hank & Dolly’s Gallery, enjoy a group show, “Pride and Joy,” featuring artworks by children of Harrison Center Artists.

Remaining on display in the Underground Gallery is “Symbols of a Dream,” a collection by Jo-hanna Bauchle, inspired by henna and mandala patterns.

All art will be available to purchase in person during the First Friday event, and new shows will be available for purchase in our online store beginning Monday, October 5th. In-person viewings after First Friday are available by social distance appointment (contact Sarah at speacock@harrisoncenter.org).

The Harrison Center’s “Social Justice Window Walk” is also currently on view. The installations are inspired by our nation’s current fight against racism are located in the windows on the perimeter of our building. This outdoor installation is open 24/7 for walkers & bikers to enjoy. Please observe all social distancing guidelines when viewing the exhibit.

With support from: the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indiana Arts Commission, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, and Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation.

About the Harrison Center

The Harrison Center is a community-based, nonprofit arts organization that seeks to be a catalyst for renewal in the city of Indianapolis. Founded in 2001, the organization’s work is two-fold. The Harrison Center for the Arts is home to 36 artist studios and five galleries with programming that is designed to foster the creation of new art, build community among artists and emerging patrons, create new partnerships, and provide a forum for public conversations between artists and the community. The Harrison Center for the City seeks to connect people to culture, community, and place to strengthen Indianapolis’s core urban neighborhoods. For more information on the Harrison Center, call 317.396.3886 or visit www.harrisoncenter.org. Connect with the Harrison Center on social media at Facebook/HarrisonCenterArts, Instagram/harrisoncenterarts or Twitter/@HarrisonCtrArts.

Admission Info

This is a free, family friendly event.

Dates & Times

2020/10/02 - 2020/10/02

Location Info

Harrison Center for the Arts

1505 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202